Category Archives: baby boomers

Amsterdam the Gathering: To Which I Was Not Invited

The 48th annual conference of the European Association for the Study of the Liver just finished.  It convened in Amsterdam and everyone was there, everyone that matters in the hepatitis world, the expert at University hospital, the doctor in charge … Continue reading

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She Sells C Shells by the C Shore

For the first time in three months I did not take my medication this morning.  I did not open my desk drawer, line up the pill bottles like fat white soldiers, little husky men, and one by one allocate and … Continue reading

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The Frozen C Within Us

I am starting my final week of treatment.  On Thursday I fly down to the hospital for graduation day, no cap and gown but a kind of ceremony, a blood rite between conspirators.  Thereafter, I will have to travel to … Continue reading

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I Would Do Anything For Love

My mother started getting better just when we became accustomed to her decline. Her feet healed, she hobbled into my car and we drove to the store to buy new sneakers, her first shoes since the accident, little by little … Continue reading

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Lessons About Death and Love-I Go to School

About my father after my mother came to Vermont-I am not sure that the bachelor life at 90 is much fun. Even if you think your life is full it is lonely making single sandwiches and tiny salads and going … Continue reading

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Death, Aging and the Benefits of Dying Young

 So I am a coward about death, stark shivering and nakedly fearful, I don’t want to be snuffed out, granted I am not the most beautiful or smartest human being but I am all I have, and consciousness is of … Continue reading

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The Owl & The Pussycat Went to C

I’m still very troubled about the way that my home town medical center handled my case and probably that of all their hepatitis C patients. While the process of having a nurse practitioner be the medical professional of last resort … Continue reading

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